Women in Chemistry, Toronto Chapter (WICTO) is student-run initiative started in 2014 to promote gender diversity within the chemistry community through awareness, engagement and advocacy.

WICTO Wine and Cheese

In a room full of the next generation of scientists from the Department of Chemistry, there was one black sheep. Eden Hennessey, a Social Psychology Ph.D. Candidate, was invited to the Women in Chemistry Initiative’s Wine and Cheese event to present her photo-research exhibits. Hennessey’s research focuses on the consequences…

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Round Table with Prof. Hind Al-Abadleh

Prof. Hind A. Al-Abadleh openly participated in a round table to discuss her chapter in the book “Making Chemistry Inclusive: Proceedings of the CSC Symposium on Equity and Diversity in Chemistry.” We, a group of about 12 graduate students and faculty members, were fortunate to meet with her over delicious…

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Q&A with Polly Arnold

In October, the CICTor and WICTO co-hosted the spectacular Prof. Polly Arnold from the University of Edinburgh for the E. Gordon Young Lecture. She spoke about her passion for f-block chemistry and her advocacy for diversity in STEM. WICTO had the opportunity to ask Prof. Arnold our die hard questions…

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Featured: E-Distillations Article

  The Women in Chemistry Initiative was featured in the November 2015 issue of the UofT Chemistry department’s monthly newsletter, E-Distillations. This was an amazing opportunity for our group, and allowed for increased exposure to students and faculty of what exactly WICTO represents and stands for. To read the article and learn more…

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